Author: Dennis Rhodes

God does not dwell in man-made temples

I lived in Jerusalem, Israel for six months in 1997 about 15 minutes walk from the Damascus Gate of the Old City. In those days like many other Christians before me and since I went to the Kotel (the Western Wall of the Temple) to pray, touching and facing...

Sin Gospel is no Gospel

Under the Old Covenant sin separated people from God, under the New Covenant sinners HAVE BEEN reconciled to God. Christians run around trying to get people to feel guilty for their many sins…but  God has ALREADY FORGIVEN the sins of the whole world through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus...

Does many mean all?

It is amazing how the blinkers blind us from what the Bible clearly says. When we have preconceived ideas about God’s Salvation we have already decided how many people are going to be saved. Yet Scripture clearly tells us that Jesus is the Savior of all men, yes, especially...

Being God to others

The other day I was about to reach for the door handle at my work place when it opened abruptly and one of the other truck drivers got a fright when he saw me standing there unexpectedly. He actually blurted out a blasphemy: “Jesus!”Then he said, ” Yeah, it...

To those who the called–Good.

Yesterday I heard the DJ on a Christian radio station give his little preach on Romans 8:28. You know one of those little preaches at the end of the News segment which is supposed to encourage you and me? These days I can barely listen to what passes as...

How will anything change?

At 4am sitting on my forklift and my truck driver co worker is telling me how bad the world is. Truck drivers spend a lot of time thinking whilst they do long hours on the highway. I said that I hoped it would change eventually to which he responded...

Hating sin and loving the sinner?

Contrary to popular belief God is not focused upon sin. Focusing upon sin in our own lives instead of our Righteousness causes us to judge others and even to hate!...

Corrective Services

The Father's judgments are merciful - meant for our good--for the correction of law breakers as opposed to the idea of punishment....

The end of an age

I get the sense that we are in between two ages–the outward church age and the inward age of Tabernacles. For two thousand years the church in her immaturity has tried very hard to be like Jesus. But that time is coming to end. I believe that I like...

In Hell Forever

Jesus died on the cross and went to Hell forever according to the thinking of the majority of my brothers and sisters. Let me slap you around the side of the head a bit.  🙂 Jesus used the story of Jonah being in the belly of the great fish...

Is God successful?

“God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself,” writes St. Paul. And Jesus said that He came to “seek and to save the lost (or perished)” Did He succeed? He cried out on the cross “Father forgive them…” and “it is finished.” So was it? And did the...

Eternity in the Bible

I first read Gerry Beauchemin’s book about 6 or 7 years ago and it confirmed in my spirit what my heavenly Father had been trying to show me. The internal contradiction of a loving heavenly Father who threatens us with eternal rejection if we do not obey Him had...